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Managing Non-Urgent Shoulder and Elbow Problems During COVID-19

  As services are beginning to recover following the COVID-19 outbreak, One Ashford Hospital is once again open for face to face consultations and outpatient procedures, with surgery resuming shortly.    The following guidelines from the British Elbow and Shoulder Society may assist in the management of patients during this time, as advised by our…


Treatment of back pain in primary care. Red flags and top tips for referral

  Mr Dimpu Bhagawati Consultant Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgeon MA (Oxon) MBBS (Lond) MRCS (Eng) MSc (Lond) FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics)   What would be a primary care first line treatment recommendation for back pain?   Reassurance Simply analgesia Activity medication Physiotherapy If the pain persists and is causing severe disability it may require onward…


Psychophysical Education with Serena Woolf

  What is Psychophysical Education, and how does it provide answers to the management of chronic pain and other clinical conditions?   Psychophysical Education is an holistic way of looking at how we as humans function.  It examines our inherent design in the context of the highly unconscious way we carry out all activity.  Its…


World Antibiotics Awareness Week. Act Now.. Protect Tomorrow

  Antibiotics are medicines which are used to prevent and treat bacterial infections.  Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in response to the use of these medicines.  Antibiotics are a precious resource, so it is important to get the right advice before taking them.  This not only ensures you and your family get the best treatment,…


Menopause Clinic Launches at One Ashford Hospital

  One Ashford Hospital is pleased to launch its new Menopause Clinic, led by Miss Choy Lee, Consultant Gynaecologist   Women go through menopause when their ovaries stop producing eggs, along with the sex hormones oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone.  Sometimes known as ‘the change in life’, the average age of the menopause in the UK…